First off, Sydney is a she. Everyone thinks she's a he,
but she isn't.
Sydney lay around in a very shallow
little flat dish with almost no dirt and very little
water for the longest time when Alexander and I decided
something needed to be done.
A real pot, some attention, and careful watering...
She was a 2 leafer, but the leaves were barely
attached with a hole in the middle. Those are her
original leaves at the base.
Eventually, Sydney started to come around, and
sprouted her first new leafset right out of the hole in
between the leaves. She's been growing up ever since.
Now, if you look very, very closely at the base of
her stem, you will see a little white grain of pearlite.
Just to the left is a little light green spot. A second
new leafset! You can just make them out.
is Sydney on 29 October 2006. She's the first of the
Jadi Knights to break the 2 inch barrier!!!
As you can see, she's grown considerably since the
summer, and that new leafset has grown into a new stem
of its own.
She is on crutches at the moment, because
someone (and NO, it wasn't Alexander!) knocked into her
the day before this photo was taken, weakening her and
causing her to lean over at a 45 degree angle instead of
her usually straight posture.
We are all hoping that she will recover soon. Sydney
really does look much more regal without the crutches.
To Sydney's left is Tombstone, a new Squire to the
Knighthood. He fell off Tony a few days before the
photo, and we are trying to get him to grow. He's a
little bit on the yellow side, and that isn't usually a
good sign. We'll just have to see what happens.